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Hyperbaric chamber helps diabetic man beat infection

Toledo Blade - ‎2 hours ago‎
An X-ray was done and it was found that Jeff had a serous bone infection that occurred because of the cut on his foot. The emergency staff prescribed Jeff intravenous antibiotics.
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Shooting survivor Abigail Kopf returns to hospital amid infection

Detroit Free Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
GRAND RAPIDS - Abigail Kopf, the youngest survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting spree, is back in the hospital. An update posted on Abbie's recovery GoFundMe page says the 14-year-old girl has suffered another setback with the return of an infection.
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Health-e News: AIDS-free baby girls face infection in their teens

Daily Maverick - ‎8 hours ago‎
Yet in South Africa, each week 2,000 young women and girls aged from 15 to 24 are infected with HIV. This infection rate is a massive two-and-a-half times that of males of the same age.

Taking anti-HIV pill as needed prevents infection

Deccan Chronicle - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Taking an anti-HIV pill shortly before sex and for a few days afterward can help protect people against infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, according to researchers in France and Canada.
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Combating a yeast infection on antibiotics

Philly.com - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Q: How can I avoid getting a yeast infection when I have to take antibiotics? A: Most women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 75 percent of all adult ...

Deadly fungal infection research paves way for cure

Financial Express - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Now, a new study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has provided new insights into one of these microbes, the Mucorales fungi, which can cause fatal infections. The researchers delineated several key aspects of the fungus that ...

Public Health probes Lakeshore General Hospital over lack of infection controls

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Pointe-Claire hospital has been struggling to improve its infection-control measures in the last few years, but the situation has grown worse since Health Minister Gaétan Barrette implemented his cost-cutting reforms last year, said a source with ...

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

World Health Organization - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
On 12 July 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 7 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 4 deaths. Onset dates range from 26 May to ...

New mechanism of tuberculosis infection

Science Daily - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis. The bacterium that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or Mtb, previously was thought to infect ...
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Weekly Dose: Truvada, the drug that can prevent HIV infection

The Conversation AU - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the administration of antiviral drugs to a person not infected with HIV to prevent infection. The only licensed version of PrEP is a daily oral tablet called Truvada®, which contains a combination of two ...

Prevention of HIV infection in men who have sex with men is a priority in West Africa

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In West Africa, men who have sex with men are exposed to a high risk of HIV infection and could benefit from stronger prevention including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Three Contract Bacterial Infection After Swimming in Bull Creek

KUT - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Three people have become infected with Shigella bacteria after swimming at Bull Creek Park, prompting the Austin/Travis County Health department to advise people to stay out of the creek.
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French youth who died in police custody had 'serious infection'

FRANCE 24 - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Authorities said an autopsy revealed he was suffering from a serious infection at the time of his death and that his body showed few signs of violence.
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How Malawi reduced its HIV/Aids infection rate

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
According to UNAIDS, there has been a reduction in new infections. Malawi's treatment programme, which began in 2004, has reportedly saved 260,000 lives.
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Sheila Dikshit Takes Break From UP Campaign Due To Throat Infection

NDTV - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
New Delhi: Congress party's chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit returned to the capital on Saturday after a few hours of the campaign in the state owing to throat infection. Ms Dikshit said that she would resume her campaign today.
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Hepatitis C virus infection is the lead killer in US, CDC

National Daily Press - ‎22 hours ago‎
The best way to think about this new announcement is to consider a hypothetical new infection is the leading cause of death and in the hypothetical, there is no treatment.

Park investigated after staph outbreak

Gold Coast Bulletin - ‎9 hours ago‎
“Nurses have said to us there's been a few cases of people who have contracted a staph infection after playing at the pirate park.
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Willow the elephant calf now battling severe infection

The Age - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Things have taken a turn for the worst at Melbourne Zoo with baby elephant Willow now battling a serious blood-borne infection that has left her in a critical condition. Tests have identified three types of bacteria as the source of the infection, with ...
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'Smart' stitches can send out infection alerts to save patients

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Researchers have successfully tested “smart” stitching that was able to diagnose infections and then communicate the information to clinicians in real time.
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